Distributed Medical Education

The College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan is currently investigating how distributed medical education could provide more physicians for Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan has some dynamic examples of community-based medical education such as:
Switch
http://www.switch.usask.ca/
Regina Family Medicine Unit
http://www.medicine.usask.ca/family/sites-and-divisions/regina-family-medicine-unit
Prince Albert
http://www.medicine.usask.ca/family/sites-and-divisions/rural-family-medicine-prince-albert/
To further your understanding of what distributed learning looks like in other provinces, please look at the models below.
Multiple Campus Model
In this model, traditional classroom teaching at the undergraduate level is provided on several campuses simultaneously. In many cases, this model is supported by broadband computer technology that allows lectures to be delivered to multiple sites.
Northern Ontario Medical School
Multiple campuses
http://www.normed.ca/
British Columbia
Northern Campus, Island Campus + Fraser Valley Campus
http://www.med.ubc.ca/education/distributed_programs.htm
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Windsor and London Campuses
http://www.uwindsor.ca/units/medicalbuilding/construction.nsf/inToc/24CB8F79500D27FC85257316004DF779?OpenDocument
Rural Exposure
In this very common model, students go into rural communities for clinical rotations.
University of Ottawa
www.medecine.uottawa.ca/tfg/pdf/D/University%20of%20Ottawa%20Vision%20for%20DME%20Mar28%2005.pdf
Rural Ontario Medical Program
http://www.romponline.com/
Alberta
http://www.arfmn.ab.ca/residency_program/program_overview.html

Web 2.0 in Medical Education

Anne Myer Medical Center
The Blog about the Second Life medical course http://ammc.wordpress.com/
Clinical Cases and Images
A blog that collects images, procedure guides and case studies for use in medical education http://clinicalcases.blogspot.com/2005/07/other-cases.html
Deirdre’s Wiki
Resources about medical games, mentoring and tech tools http://wiki.usask.ca/db/index.php/Main_Page
John Hopkins Medical Podcasts
A weekly podcast looking at the top medical stories of the week for people who want to become informed participants in their own health care. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/mediaII/Podcasts.html
iMedExchange
An online community that is only available to physicians. http://www.imedexchange.com/
InVision Guide to a Healthy Heart
http://www.invisionguide.com/heart/flash/index_reg.html
Medicine 2.0 Blog Carnival
A series of articles about Web 2.0 in medicine published every two weeks http://medicine20.wordpress.com/
MedEd Portal
A storage resource for medical education http://services.aamc.org/jsp/mededportal/goLinkPage.do?link=home
Practical Prof
Videos about teaching in medicine http://www.practicalprof.ab.ca/
Web Med TV
Medical videos http://www.webmedtechnology.com/physician/video.html